Sunday, August 23, 2009

Heartfelt Felt

Last week I was in Jo-Ann Fabrics and happened upon their aisle of craft stuff for kids. And they had this huge tower of felt squares...many colors I had never even seen before and some mottled ones as well. So I snagged all of the ones I found really cute and added them to my felt stash at home. But my wheels were already turning and the awesome squash orange and mottled grey felt turned into this cute little hanging pillow for Fall.

And just because I loved the way the felt was so easy to work with and forgiving, I made two little apple ornaments: one for each of the kids' teachers this year.

A cute shape, a little Heat-N-Bond, some cheap-o felt, some homespun for the backing and a bit of ribbon...the possibilities are endless!

12 comments:

mooreinterest said...

"Sew" when can I place my order? Really cute!

Anonymous said...

yeah, the possibilities are endless for someone who can see the vision and then actually sew the vision and mostly find time with 3 kids . . . i don't know how you do it!

Jeni said...

Hey I am a substitute teacher...is that good enough to get on your list? :-)

Did you use a pattern from somewhere? I can not freehand to save my life. Those colors are perfect!

Cherie said...

I would also like to place an order on the cute squash pillow. That is amazing that you just thought that up and made it. They all turned out wonderful. Their teachers will love the apple pillows!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Perfect, I'm taking a break from unpacking my sewing stuff and come upon this cute project. Thanks for the motivation to get all my sewing stuff together.

The three M's... said...

So creative! I love this kind of stuff, and yet I'm totally petrified to even try, since past projects have not turned out too well... It's always nice to live vicariously through more creative friends though! :o)

Nicole said...

This is so cute. I love the little apple ornaments for the teachers. Ok, I better add this to my to do list and get busy. You are so creative, what lucky teachers your kids have! I also need to visit JoAnn's my friend just bought the cutest Halloween fabric there today!

Jenn said...

Super cute and adorable. Once again, you amaze me!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Okay, these are so cute! I love them! And the apple one is such a great gift for your children's teachers! :) Now you have my wheels turning...I do have a lot of felt hanging around! :)

Sonja said...

AAACK! Amber! You are so dang talented, woman. I love, love, love the apple ornaments. Those lucky teachers. What a thoughtful gift.

Sydney said...

SOOO CUTE! Yay for crafty updates! I'm starting to get back into crocheting after taking the summer off. Got a few friends who will need baby gifts, and a blanket to finish for another friend.

kawaii crafter said...

You're so good, you've already made a fall decoration and two ornaments no less! They look great, I'm sure the teachers will appreciate them.